Delcam’s Sales Partner Meeting celebrates another record year
More than 280 delegates from Delcam’s international sales network attended the company’s 2013 Sales Partner Meeting held at the St. John’s Hotel in Solihull from 28th to 30th January. The attendance was the highest in the company’s history, a reflection of Delcam’s continued growth, both in terms of its geographic reach and in the increasing diversity of the applications of its range of CADCAM software.
Opening the meeting, Delcam’s Chief Executive, Clive Martell, announced that the company’s turnover last year had exceeded £47 million, an increase of more than 10% over 2011. Sales for the second half of 2012 had set another new record for a six-month period, continuing a rising trend in sales that had seen record levels in each of the previous five six-month periods. Despite this success, Mr. Martell emphasised that he was expecting the sales people in the audience to contribute to further growth during this year.
In line with Delcam’s long-term policy of investing around a quarter of its revenues in product development, the latest increase in sales would lead to further expansion in Delcam’s software development team. "Even though we have more than 200 staff in our product development team, by far the largest development team in the CAM industry, we will continue to increase our investment in this area to ensure our products offer even greater benefits to our customers,” he promised.
The latest results of Delcam’s investments were demonstrated over the three days of the meeting. Major releases are planned for the full range of the company’s software during the coming months, both for the established manufacturing products and for the newer systems for the healthcare industry.
At the awards dinner held during the meeting, Delcam USA was presented with the Top Sales Partner for 2012 by Paul Noon, Regional Director West Midlands for UK Trade & Investment. The award recognised Delcam’s continuing growth in the country that remains the world’s biggest market for CADCAM software.
04 February 2013